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can count on. ♪ could push the u.s. economy behind the times. plus, a preview of what stocks investors are looking to own after ringing in the new year. the sudden flow of one hundred dollar bills is indicating a rise in fishy activity. and, bring on the breakout. are the markets poised for a swing to the upside? first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's wednesday, december 5th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: standstill. that's what's happening with the budget talks in washington, and it's reflected on wall street. stocks barely budged yesterday. gold, however, was a major mover. what that tells traders is coming up in the show. pandora hit a sour note with investors last night. shares plunged after the company revealed a loss of advertising money as lawmakers fail to find harmony over averting the fiscal cliff. the brand new dreamliner is under review after making an emergency landing in new orleans due to a mechanical glitch. larry shover of sfg alternatives joins us now on this wedn
automakers and other sectors - say the economy is strong enough - barely - to withstand either party's direction. "the vast majority think the fiscal cliff's impact will not be enough to drive us to recessionary measures." the chicago fed forecasts the economy will grow at 2.3% next year; unemployment will drop to 7.6%; new housing starts, often a key indicator, will increase to 950,000 new units; and vehicle sales will get a boost - all good news for the midwest. "with 13% of the population, we produce 30% of the vehicles. forecast is for 3.5% growth, which is 15 million units." also, the fed's economic forecasters say by the end of 2013, the price of west texas crude oil will rise about $4 higher than it is now. so overall, a gradual improvement - not fast enough or robust enough to greatly affect the jobs picture, but nothing on the horizon to reverse it, either. in the corporate race against china, the u.s. is gaining ground at a quicker clip. apple and exxon are among the american heavyweights moving up on the global 500 list of largest corporations. american companies now compr
referred to things that will help make the economy stronger in the short-term and let me explain why we proposed that. what we are suggesting is that we work to rebuild the country's infrastructure, rather than putting it off, doesn't say just to put it off and extend unemployment insurance benefits and help make it easier for americans to refinance mortgages and, tax incentives for business investment and proposed how to do that in a fiscally responsible way we can afford to pay for and matched those proposals, with spending savings that, together as part of the plan, get us down to the point where we stabilize our debt and that is the critical test. >> chris: let me drill down into the spending part of the equation, here they're increases, spending increase as you are proposing. $150 billion, in stimulus, public works projects over several years. a $30 billion extension of unemployment insurance, for one year. extension of payroll tax cuts, mortgage relief, deferral, of automatic cuts for doctors and medicare. here are the spending cuts. unspecified savings from nonentitlement program
and of course the economy next year, i think the dollar is going to drift a little bit weaker. nothing dramatic, but i think it will drift a little weaker as the year progresses. > thanks tim. have a good trading day. > > thanks. just in time for the holidays, hostess brands' layoff of more than 18,000 employees is part of a bulge in end-of-the-year layoffs this year. job cuts are up for the third straight month, and our cover story looks at whether this is a trend that may continue in the new year. job cuts nationwide were up for the third consecutive month in november. november would have been lower, but hostess brands' 18,500 layoffs as a part of bankruptcy pushed the number higher. "it's not a reflection of the strength of the economy as a whole." since january, the number of announced layoffs is actually 13% lower than it was in 2011. that's despite a dreadful january and february that saw more than 50,000 layoffs at american airlines, pepsico, j.c. penney, metlife and procter and gamble. "those are very specific company-based layoffs. they're not even sector-based." hostess brands is cont
think everyone realizes how important it is. our economy is moving up some, not fast enough but, some, and to go over the cliff would be terrible. i think we will get an agreement. and, the reason i think we'll get an agreement, what is standing in the way, is revenues, particularly making that top rate go up to 39-6 but i think we are seeing real progress in that regard in two days. first, a good number of republican conservatives, people like coulter and bill kristol said we have to do it and, tom coburn says, in terms of the deduction and, mitt romney and the republicans and head of fedex and at&t saying, let it happen. so i think that is likely to happen. the president won the election on that issue and i think you'll see our republican colleagues reluctantly say, okay. let's go up to 39.6. >> chris: senator, let me interrupt right there and bring in senator corker. senator schumer is exactly right. a growing number of republicans and conservative, not a majority but a growing number are saying, look, we have to cave on tax -- raising tax rates, not just the idea of closing loopho
report is out and it beat expectations. it shows the economy added 146,000 jobs. many predicted fewer than 100,000 jobs. the unemployment rate fell to a four year low, 7.7%. that is down from 7.9% in october. the news on jobs drove up the dow today, the dow is up 81 to 13,155. the nasdaq is down 11 at 2,978. concerns about apple's future were blamed. >> how the tech industry is helping local businesses expand. >> temperatures in the mid-40s tomorrow. the changing conditions you can expect. >> and a string of attacks on women in a bay area city. >> people should be aware. >> the clue that could lead to the suspect. ♪ because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made with ikea. >>> a skateboarder died after being struck by a vehicle. it happened at 4:30 p.m. police say the skateboarder a 41-year-old was -- 21-year-old was in a cross walk when he was struck. >>> police are warning women to be on alert as they search for a man responsible for raping two women and attempting to assault a third. ktvu's amber lee asked police why
to think about if this economy would ever get any legs, any momentum. you have to think about the inflation picture. the fed has got so much emphasis on this market. it's an open ended quantitative easing market at this point. any type of momentum, any type of inflation, people are going to be concerned about that and that's why you're seeing this major interest in gold. will warmer this week bring a chill to nat gas? i think definitely it will. you saw last week futures prices sink back to 350 or so on a bigger build in inventories when we were expecting a draw. we look at the extended range forecast and we do see warmer temps across the east coast and the midwest. it's going to take a cold winter to draw off these inventories and to bring prices back up to higher levels and we're just not seeing that at this point. thanks kevin, have a good week. thank you. mexico's new president was inaugurated over the weekend. 46-year-old enrique pena nieto says he wants to change mexico's relationship with the u-s toward trade and manufacturing and away from violent drug cartels. our cover story takes
indicate that the president -- instead, the president has deliberately walked our economy right to the edge of fiscal cliff. >> he said democrats are slow walking the economy to the fiscal cliff, yet, this is the same republican leadership that has the house in session barely a day. barely a full day this week. >> the fiscal cliff is the term that is given to a set of spending cuts and tax increases that will take effect in january if congress does not act to stop them. >>> investigators are trying to determine what happened before a football fan fell or jumped from the third deck at the oakland coliseum. he fell to the concourse during last night's broncos, raiders game and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. they called it an accident and it remains under investigation. >> the rails are like three to 4 feet. if you don't pay attention, you can fall. he fell yesterday. >> the raiders did issue a statement. the team had no information beyond what authorities are releasing. their thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. >>> coming up in a few minutes, roger good dell wi
,000. >>> stocks edged lower on fears the threat from the fiscal cliff might put a damper on the economy. the dow is down 59 to 12,965. the nasdaq is down 8 at 3,002. the s&p is down 6 at 1,409. coming up at 5:45 p.m., car sales reach a level they haven't seen in years. plus the potential impact the fiscal cliff could have. >>> mitt romney is back at his old job. he is rejoining the board at mareiate international -- marriott international. they have a long standing friend ship. >>> coming up, we have shown you this sink hole developing, what they are doing get things back to order in this neighborhood. >> a nice break today. the rainfall ending, giving us a break but there are more showers headed our way. i will have the timing on the showers in 10 minutes. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. u-verse high speed internet. you know, in
a job creates jobs. the impact one worker can have on the economy . >> authorities are serging for a 63 year old woman who is missing. they say she caulk r walked away from her home around 1:00 a.m. . >> here in the bay area and around the world, people are marking the day, 71 years after the attack on pearl harbor. . >> here at the top of the mount, you can see something that happens just once a year, the beacon is lit up to commemorate pearl harbor day. it was an early day for survivors in alameda. the memories are still fresh for the men that were there. >> i saw that first or the pediatric doe drop --. >> i felt six hit the port side of my ship, tore a big hole in there. . >> 94 year old george larson was in the coast forward that day and saw the planes. >> one flew right over me but 200 feet above me. i could count the rifts on the lane. >> 71 years later, larson feelts a bit guilty that he's awarded for is surviving. >> when all of these other guys are getting killed or wounded and here i am, happy go lucky, nothing happened to me. >> after all of this time and a
soon because of our declining economy. >>> head coach dennis allan will be back with the team. allan came back to the bay area from texas and spent final moments with his father. grady allan died tuesday at the age of 66. >>> and 49ers take another step closer to finishing their stadium. coming up, the signing ceremony will mark a very special occasion. >>> and right now checking on traffic, there is definitely some fog out there. tara sees it on the san mateo bridge. >>> we saw some of it in that area and it is in patches and doesn't seem to be too bad. that is so we just want to make sure folks are aware of it and we will head out to the toll plaza. that is the most congested spot. we see a fire truck and we have a wait here which extends almost to the mcarthur maze, so give yourself an extra 15 minutes to get to san francisco. you can see traffic is moving nicely in both directions here and then in the south bay, this is 237 milpitas, folks are headed westbound towards sunny veil and it's a little bit of a delay, here is steve. >>> well, at least the rain is done, there is midst a
that is breaking that trend. suggests a modestly improving economy there. right now though most of the major european markets are trading down. checking in on our numbers the futures do indicate a lower opening here as well. a lot is going to depend on the next ten minutes. 11 minutes from now when the employment report comes out. see what happens there. small gains as you can see yesterday across the board for the dow, nasdaq, and s & p. >>> remember that card we talked to you about the gift card star buck stainless steel gift card goes on sale today. and also as the copy chain plans to open 1500 new locations. so people like starbucks. >>> time now 5:20. new problems this morning for katt williams. there is a new arrest warrant. we'll also tell you what his managers are saying about claims he has retired. >>> plus a new push to change airline policies. how it's connected to the growing popularity of e readers and tablets. >>> you can wake up with ktvu every morning get the mornings top stories that developed while you were sleeping sent straight to your cell phone every weekday morning 6:0
will not go back up any time soon because of our declining economy. >>> the dutches was released from a london hospital. this is new video of her lifing with prince william. the palace reports she is pregnant with their first child and is less than 12 weeks pregnant. the hospital is apologizing after getting tricked into diverging -- divulging her condition. they called the hospital pretending to be the queen and prince charles. the dutches nurse divulged her condition and sleeping pattern. >>> ahmed wali karzai has made harsh criticisms about the united states and that story is coming up this morning. >>> and john macphee could be released after entering you' all mall illegal -- guatemala illegally. he said he left belize to escape police persecution. >>> a man pushing another man to his death has been arraigned. he was taken to custody on tuesday. they caught the confrontation on tape monday. davis reportedly told the police, the victim would not leave me alone so i pushed him. >>> narcotics will face a minimum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced. he was accused of stealing and took p
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unemployment report released this morning was better than expected. the economy added 146,000 jobs in november and the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 7.7%. coming up at 7:15, how this morning's job report impacts thefully negotiation -- impacts the fiscal cliff negotiation. >>> a youth group visiting florida got robbed. the group made of you of 24 teenagers and said they were eating in a restaurant in fort lauderdale, florida about an hour after they arrived for a weekend youth conference. they say thieves stole $12,000 cash. one member of the group was able to have money wired to them. so they were able to spend last night in a hotel. we have no word yet if that group will return to oakland today. >>> funeral services will be held this weekend for two teenaged girs shot to death in oakland last month. funeral services will be held for ra chef at cooper's -- raquel at cooper's and the girls were found last month near brookdale park. they had been shot as many as 36 times. no arrests have been made as of yet. >>> today is the 71st anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. bay are
job, 4.3 additional jobs in the local goods and services economy are created in the same region. >> anywhere you see a concentration of high-tech workers, you'll see various other services pop up around them, restaurants and coffee shops and various other services that workers demand. >> services like dental care, perfect smile expanded into this second aufz and hired about ten new employees because of demand. >> our practice has been growing due to the industry in this sglaer and jp's pizza is benefitting by being so close. >> now that they've all opened up, it's been crazy busy for us. >> santa clara leads the nation with close to 30% of the workers in the high-tech sector. they earn almost 75% more per year than workers in other industries. >> since i'm younger, i'm a tech engineer, i go out and spend a lot of my money. >> the bay area council projectings the demand for high- tech workers will be stronger than other industries for at least the next eight years. >> hundred offense potential east bay home buyers are taking advantage of a pot of money tonight. they're pa
as another indication of an improving economy. some bay area dealerships may be out ahead of the trend. >>> u.s. car sales were up in november. >> confident. >> reporter: he says it's one of several indicaters the economy is recovering. >> the unemployment rate is declining slowly. gdp continues to grow. it looks like the housing market nationally may have bottomed out. it's a recovery, albeit perhaps a fractioned recovery. >> reporter: chrysler led detroit based automakers, up 14%. >>> the silicon valley auto dealers association represents about 60 santa clara county dealerships. the group won't have november numbers for another couple of weeks, but says so far this year, it's beating the national trend. >> certainly, we're seeing increased sales. again, some 25% year to date this year. >> reporter: this family owned buick dealership sold six cars over the weekend, including an acadia suv. they call that a good weekend, especially considering the rain. >> the whole question of what's going to happen in washington with these negotiations about taxes and entitlements is a big question mark. if
will approve the the economy. >>> the national football league says it would help the oakland raiders build a new stadium. roger goodell says it's crucial the raiders improve their stadium situation and the national football league would help pay for a new one. the raiders and city of oakland have held talks about a new stadium but there is nothing certain yet. commissioner goodell said the raiders could share the 49ers new stadium but that deal would have to be worked out between those two teams. >>> bart is trying to do something for military veterans giving them some help in getting a job. the board of directors approved a new hiring policy yesterday. it gives military veterans a 5% chance over other possible perspective workers. the veterans have to have six months of active status and honorable discharge. they also have to pass an exam. the new policy begins at the beginning of the new year. >>> stretch of highway 1 that was closed down because of the recent wet weather could be back open today. it's between genre and timber road. now the recent rain especially wednesday's storm caused
. shippers are saying it is costing the u.s. economy as much as $1 billion a day. >>> in our continuing cover repblg of the if fiscal cliff, treasure secretary bluntly re-- continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff. treasure secretary bluntly reject today. >> they cost $1 trillion over 10 years and no possibility that we are twoing to find going to get it without it going back up. >> seven weeks between election day and the end of the year. and three of those weeks have been wasted. >> the house speaker want on to say he was flabbergasted by the plan. they say tell take another week for serious negotiations to begin. >>the supreme court may announce tomorrow if it will review california's prop 8 case over same sex marriage. the justices met behind chosed doors on friday but took no action on prop 8 or other casees. if the court declines to review prop 8 it will be immediately legal for same sex couples to marry in california f. it takes it up for review a final decision can change it up in every state. >> lawmakers in sacramento begin a new section with promises not to raise taxes. democrats wo
technical concerns, the global economy and today's court hearing in the battle against samsung for yesterday's drop. >>> a gay blocker will be there because of a controversial photo, we will have more on what a judge has ordered. >>> a new perfect fume that could make you hungry, we will have more on the fast food chain that is launching the product, stay tuned. ñsxóxgñ . >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news, a new jersey congressman is calling for tighter regulations after that derailment and chemical spill. they say they cannot regulate themselves and they say the crash released vinyl chloride into the air and forced many people from their homes. >>> they will continue to collect and sort items. now the city said ash bury is going to shut down and workers say they have now been told to comply. he took a photo as he pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct and skott weaner was found inside a bathroom last october. he criticizes him and that photo did not overstep any boundaries. >> we will be fighting this case and i think that despite the case, we are talking fundamentall
it's likely president obama will improve the economy. >>> oakland airport food service workers are threatening to strike during one of the busiest times of the year. union members picketed at the port of oakland yesterday on behalf of nonunion workers who say they have been mistreated for trying to organize. one woman complained she was fired for complaining about working conditions. >> who is going to support me? i have to pay more rent. i have to pay my food. >> union members want airport contractor to address nonunion workers complaints. they also want a new contract and want both by december 17th or they may go on strike. >>> 4:34 right now. bart is giving military veterans a leg up. the board of directors approved a new hiring policy yesterday. it gives veterans a 5% chance over other perspective workers. veterans must have six months of active status and honorable discharge and they must also pass is a new exam. >>> survivors of the attack on pearl harbor will be honored today in alameda. today is the 71st anniversary of the tragedy that helped usher the united states int
everyone, but a little more from those who can afford it the most of the it's only way to put our economy on a sustainable panel without asking even more from the middle-class. >> florida senator marco rubio responded with a call for limited government, reform in the tax code and the goal of creating new taxpayers, not new taxes. >>> president obama has outlined what corporations can do to help the nation celebrate his inaugural in january. while taxes pay for the swearingin, festivities are privately funded new hampshire 2009 mr. obama refused corporate donations and he is now accepting them in packages up to $1 million. . >>> former south of canpresident nelson mandela was admitted to a hospital. current president of south africa says there was no cause for alarm by the4-year-old's health. mandela spent 27 years in prison for fighting fighting apartheid in south africa. >>> two dozen teens work on ideas at castro library this afternoon. >> it's really interesting ideas at inspection and around places like parks. >>> the winning app is called book it and would allow users to reserve mat
and across the board spending cuts will take effect. that could plunge the u.s. economy into another recession. >>> people on both sides of the controversial same sex marriage issue will be closely watching the u.s. supreme court this morning. just an hour and a half from right now the high court is due to release another list of cases. coming up at 5:15 what it will mean if california's proposition 8 is on that list and what it means if it's not. >>> muni and other agencies are thinking about a controversial plan when it comes to their fair rates. muni is considering basing how much people pay on how much money they earn. according to the examiner some people don't think it's fair that people who are struggling to pay their bills have to pay $64 for a monthly pass while senior citizens who have more money are only paying $22 for the same fair. now this newest plan was triggered by the debate over providing free muni passes to low income youth. >>> 5:04 is the time. we are still talking about that accident in livermore. let's go to tara. >> this is on 580 eastbound. it happened at fl
an agreement. the mayor says the strike is costing the local economy billions of dollars. >>> in egypt today huge crowds gathered outside the presidential pal toys protest what they say is the government's abuse of power. more than 100,000 egyptians took part in the protest breaking through bashed wire around the palace. a nationwide referendum on the controversial draft constitution is set for december 15. egyptian media will shut down tomorrow to join the protest. >>> nato members agreed today to deploy a patriot anti- missile system in turkey to protect the country against any crossfire from syria. this comes as syrian rebels released a video reportedly showing air attacks by government fighters and heavy damage to buildings in damascus suburbs. the obama administration is hoping that russia will goin the international community in forming a coalition against syria's president. >> we want to work with russia as we've said many times on the bases of the gene eva action group's c miewn kay. >> nato's secretary-general also echoed warnings by president obama against the use of chemical weapo
is quote, absolutely ready to let the economy go over that cliff, rather than drop the higher tax rates for top earners. president obama also told a group of ceos, he won't republicans inject the threat of a government default into the current negotiations. >> that is a bad strategy for america. it is a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. >> in spite of the rhetoric, president obama and house speaker john boehner did speak by phone today for the first time in days. neither side is revealing what they discussed. >>> on wall street, stocks ended mixed with a fiscal cliff. the dow industrials gained 82 points amid optimism about a deal in washington perhaps in the next week. the tech heavy nasdaq fell 22 led lower by apple. its shares were 6% lower. apple's largest loss in a year. apple shares lost $37 to close at 538 and change. still apple stock is up more than $100 since the start of the year. >>> meantime, citigroup announced plans to cut 11,000 jobs, or 4% of its workforce. the company says the cuts will save more than $1 billion a year. the bulk o
the fiscal cliff and get the economy back on track. but he says it's going to take some sacrifice. here's a look at the president shaking hands with business leaders about 15 minutes ago and he's calli for tax increases on the wealthiest americans and an extension of tax rates for the middle school. talks have fallen apart in recent days. but the president insists he's working with republicans to try to get a deal. republicans are willing to cut -- >> reporter: republicans are willing to cut loopholes. here's what john boehner said. >> the revenues being put on the table are gonna come from guess who? the rich. >> reporter: republicans say it's clear to them that president obama is not serious about negotiating. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 8:17. we asked some people in the bay area whether they think the president and congress will reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff by the end of the year. >> they both have this position that they are not willing to back down from. i don't think they will reach it. >> i'm hoping and praying that they
that could be great news for the u.s. chi. >>> and john mcafee arrested -- economy. >>> and john mcafee arrested. ll. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ >>> well, stocks are up slightly on wall street. they've been bouncing back and forth a bit this morning, following news that europe will hold off on economical stimulus measures and unemployment benefit applications dropped last week with is consistent with moderate hiring and showing the impact of supersandy is over. the dow is currently up 5. nasdaq is up 10 and the s&p up 1. one stock to watch today is apple. checking right now, apple stock is up nearly 1% right now. it lost 6.4% of its value -- of its value yesterday. on another note, tim cook says apple will produce one of its existing lines next year. earlier this week, i fix it said it's
heads to michigan for an important event on the economy and the auto industry at the daimler detroit diesel plant. >>> the president has to decide who is going to make up his new cabinet. there is speculation whether united nations ambassador susan rice will replace hillary clinton. john kerry is also up for the post replacing leon panetta. he could tap into chuck habel. >> the president has a lot of good people to choose from. he wants to put together a team. especially with international affairs. a team that overall going into the second term doesn't look like a second team, looks like a group of second stringers. >> tim geithner will stay on until the inauguration. white house chief of staff jack lew is mentioned as a replacement. >>> lawmakers said they ignored warnings about a hurricane hitting the big apple. they said it as question of time before a hurricane flooding the subway system and causing power outages in new york city. they went unheeded because of budget cuts and skepticism about a likely storm. super storm sandy is blamed for causing 125 deaths and second costliest
daughter's third birthday. >> happy birthday. >> a sign of the recovering economy. the workplace tradition that's making a come back this holiday season. >> what would you like for christmas? >> my daddy to come home. >> and the early christmas request from a little girl in wisconsin. find out if the wish came true. . >> quite a chill in the air outside the door. some of us waking up with patchy dense fog once again. we will look at what you can expect for the area. a look at your afternoon highs coming up. >-.y÷$@y+o3vhpe . >>> it's one of the biggest weekends for company parties, we are told by the silicon venue that holiday party shows are making a come back, a survey backs that claim saying 83% of companies plan to host a holiday party this year and that's up from 68% last year. that is still well below 2007 when 90% of companies were hosting those. the fairmont hotel prepped for a party of 600 last night. >> 2010 we started to see a soft come back, 2011 was better, this year we are 30% above. >> some ways companies still cut back is to have the party at the office and
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